Okay, so here’s that Luc Bondy production of Tosca again, this time as seen at the Bayerische Staatsoper earlier this summer, with the “original cast” of Karita Mattila and the singer who did all the rehearsals in New York until the last week, Juha Uusitalo. They rehearsed again for the co-production in Munich for festival performances and a telecast.
Where La Cieca is going with this is: what we see here likely is as polished as the staging will ever be. And so, cher public, shall we revisit?
PS: It’s Fabio Luisi conducting and, yes, that does make a big difference, doesn’t it?